Medina in Orleans County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
abolitionist and statesman
spoke in the Methodist Episcopal
church that stood at this place,
April 3, 1849 during an extended
visit to Orleans County.
delivered a renowned address
in Medina entitled "We Are Not
Yet Quite Free," August 3, 1869
to African-Americans gathered
from across New York State.
Erected 2015 by Citizens of Medina, NY.
Location. 43° 13.26′ N, 78° 23.224′ W. Marker is in Medina, New York, in Orleans County. Marker is on Main Street (New York State Route 63) 0.1 miles north of West Center Street (New York State Route 31E), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 430 Main Street, Medina NY 14103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Medina Sandstone (a few steps from this marker); Bent's Opera House - 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Blacksmith Shop in Orleans County (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Site Circa 1919 Alonzo L. Waters Grover Cleveland & Frances Folsom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Earliest Church (about 700 feet away); Medina Fire Department (about 800 feet away); Welcome to Historic Medina (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Medina.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Marker for the site of the home of Frederick Douglass in Rochester.
Also see . . .
1. Medina Dedicates Historical Marker for Frederick Douglass- Orleans Hub. (Submitted on May 11, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Frederick Douglass - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 11, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.